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MD Facebook Lovers Fight Back

Rosalind Helderman

Members of the General Assembly and others are now protesting the ban on using MySpace and Facebook from legislative computers the only way they know how: Through a snarky Facebook group.

Computer gurus with the assembly last week blocked access to the two sites, arguing the legislature's computer network was getting hit by viruses and malicious software that worked their way into the system through the sites. But lawmakers, many of whom use Facebook to communicate with constituents, were not pleased. Read more here.

Now, they've set up the "Maryland General Assembly Feels Insecure about Facebook. Puh-Leaze!" group on Facebook. The site so far has 17 lawmaker administrators and 199 members.

But is a Facebook group the best way to complain about a ban on Facebook? We'll let you know!

By Rosalind Helderman  |  February 9, 2009; 11:42 AM ET
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Wow- That Helderman must be really hip! She's written about Facebook, AND she used the word snarky to give the article that extra hipster zing! She must have consulted the Urban Dictionary!

Posted by: Tess6 | February 9, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

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